Steel Rain (NC16)
Starring Jung Woo-Sung, Kwak Do-Won
Directed by Yang Woo-Seok
As the world eagerly waits for the US-North Korea summit here next week (at press time, it’s on), get in the mood with this intense spy thriller set against the volatile North-South Korean ties.
Jung Woo-Sung plays an ex-North Korean agent embroiled in a coup against the Supreme Leader (who’s referred throughout the movie as “Number One”), and Kwak Do-Won is the South Korean national security adviser he teams up with to avert a nuclear war.
The mismatched frenemies (think Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan) form a touching relationship; despite their political differences, they manage to bond over noodles and the music of G-Dragon. On Netlix. (***1/2)
Main photo: Netflix